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Old 12-23-2009, 08:58 PM
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I was loitering at the Dodge dealership today and I spoke to one of the sales guys. Apparently electronic range select (4HI/4LO/N/2HI) was not available in 2003. Is this true? If anyone has an electronic range select in their '03-'09 Ram 1500s can you please post a pic? Thanks. I was just curious 'cause I have the ultra-neanderthal manual range select on the floor of my '03 Ram 1500.
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I don't have pics, but the NV 243 and NV 273 cases are electronically controlled and were available on 2003. I'm guessing you have the NV 241 Gen II.
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I was loitering at the Dodge dealership today and I spoke to one of the sales guys. Apparently electronic range select (4HI/4LO/N/2HI) was not available in 2003. Is this true? If anyone has an electronic range select in their '03-'09 Ram 1500s can you please post a pic? Thanks. I was just curious 'cause I have the ultra-neanderthal manual range select on the floor of my '03 Ram 1500.
Your probably better off with that ultra-neanderthal manual range select on the floor . Nothing beats pulling that lever . Push the button ,"will it work this time " ?
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I've never had a problem with my electronic case. I make it a point to put it in 4WD at least a couple times a month to keep the brushes in the motor from corroding and seizing up.
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I still prefer manual linkage . I too will just be driving down the road and will pull the lever occassionally . Just to keep everything lubed and rotating .
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Your probably better off with that ultra-neanderthal manual range select on the floor . Nothing beats pulling that lever . Push the button ,"will it work this time " ?
I have the electronic range select on my '08 Ram 3500 Cummins. I never had a problem with it at all. Back when I used to work for GM they had a lot of problems with their electronic range select. They had an additional "Auto" feature where you just leave it on Auto and it'll switch to 4HI automatically if it detects wheel spin at any of the four wheels. That was mainly problematic when matched with the THM-4LXX-E transmissions. I never heard of any Dodge owners having problems with theirs.

It just feels odd having a lever on the bottom instead of the bottom on the dash, considering my truck's an '03. I love the way the lever lurches a bit when I stomp on the gas though.
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